Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bowl Game On The Line At Misericordia Saturday

Elijah Shemory became the first freshman in program history to pass for more than 300 yards when he had 313 against Stevenson.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Even after a pair of tough Middle Atlantic Conference losses, the Lycoming College football team enters the last game of 2018 with a chance to earn a spot in the MAC/Centennial Bowl Series, while its opponent, Misericordia, is out to claim a share of its first MAC title in program history on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 12 p.m.

The Warriors (4-5 overall, 3-4 MAC) are coming off a one-point loss to Stevenson, as the team posted a 16-point fourth-quarter in the comeback.

Senior Nick Costello's 10 receptions against Stevenson were the 11th-most in program history
The Cougars (8-1 overall, 7-0 MAC) are looking to clinch a conference title in their seventh year as a program, as the team has rolled up eight wins in a row.

Warrior Notes
• The Warriors lead Division III with a 0.07 defensive fourth down conversion percentage.

• The Warriors can earn a spot in the MAC-Centennial Bowl Series if Delaware Valley, Stevenson and King's also win Saturday.

• Junior Jamie Fisher is one field goal shy of becoming the third player in school history to hit 25 in a career. He is the only player to hit 10 in back-to-back seasons.

• Senior Sam Romanofsky had three tackles for loss against both Wilkes and Stevenson. The six tackles for loss have moved him into fifth in the conference at 1.3 per game.

Elijah Shemory became the first freshman in program history to pass for more than 300 yards when he had 313 against Stevenson.

• Senior Nick Costello's 10 receptions against Stevenson were the 11th-most in program history.

MAC-Centennial Bowl Series
The Warriors enter the 2018 regular-season finale with a chance to clinch a spot in the MAC-Centennial Bowl Series. The three-game series was created to allow a postseason opportunity to several teams in the MAC and Centennial Conference. Lycoming can clinch a spot in the third game of the postseason series with a win over Misericordia as well as wins by Delaware Valley over Widener, Stevenson over FDU-Florham and King's over Wilkes. Eight teams are vying for the four available MAC postseason slots this weekend. Seven Centennial Conference teams are still fighting for the four available slots. The Centennial Conference will host the first- and third-seeded games and the MAC will host the second-seeded game.

Freshman Elijah Shemory became the first Warrior freshman to pass for 300 yards against Stevenson, as he finished with a career-best 24-of-37 passing for 313 yards and a touchdown.

One of Elijah's favorite receivers #9 So WR Tyjah During for a big gain against Stevenson.
He also ran 12 times for 24 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Lycoming offense, which rolled up 359 yards. Shemory's 337 yards of total offense were seventh in program history.

Sr LB Sam Romanofsky
Sam's Stops
Senior Sam Romanofsky has leapt into the conversation as one of the best defensive linemen in the MAC after posting 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in the past three games. The defensive end posted 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack against Alvernia, 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks against Wilkes and 3.0 tackles for loss and a sack against Stevenson. Romanofsky is fifth in the conference in sacks (0.61) and tackles for loss (1.3). The 6-1, 230-pounder has posted 26.0 tackles for loss, 18th in program history, and 15.5 sacks, 21st in program history, in his career.

Costello's Nicks in the Record Book
Costello's Nicks in the Record Book
Senior Nick Costello has moved into the top five in program history nearly across the board in career receiving categories, as his 23 career touchdown receptions are fourth in program history and his 142 receptions and 2,282 receiving yards are both fifth in school history. He is nine yards shy of passing Ryan Wagaman (2007-10) for fourth in school history.

Sack the quarterback - Three Warriors have reached 100 career tackles this year, including #45 Sr LB Dominic Loffredo
Costello enjoyed a career-best game against Stevenson, as the 6-5 receiver caught a 10 passes, 11th-most in program history, for a career-high 149 yards and a touchdown.

May the Fourth be with you
Although the Warriors' streak of eight games without giving up a fourth-down conversion ended against Stevenson, the Warriors still lead Division III with a seven percent fourth-down defensive conversion rate. Lycoming has allowed just one first down in 14 opportunities this year on fourth down, which has included three stops inside the 10-yard line.

Reaching 100
Three Warriors have reached 100 career tackles this year, with seniors Dominic Loffredo, Joe Pinzka and D.J. Boyd reaching the milestone. Loffredo reached the milestone with his first of two stops against Susquehanna in the season opener. Pinzka, a safety, had 11 tackles as a freshman, 33 as a sophomore and 45 as a junior before posting 15 stops in the first three games to reach the milestone. Senior cornerback D.J. Boyd reached the mark against Wilkes with his lone tackle. He posted 25 tackles as a freshman, 13 in an injury-filled sophomore year and 52 as a junior before notching 10 this year.

Senior Sam Romanofsky enters this week's game near the milestone as well as he has 97 tackles in his career after posting 30 tackles as a sophomore, 37 as a junior and 30 as a senior.

Fisher's Field Goals
Junior Jamie Fisher is 16th in Division III with 1.11 field goals made per game. Fisher, who hit a school-record four field goals against Widener, followed that by knocking down three more against Lebanon Valley, although his run of sven straight field goals was snapped when he missed a 43-yard attempt wide with 4:01 left in the fourth quarter. Fisher, who now has 24 made field goals in his career which is tied for fourth in the school's record book, has hit two of the top-10 longest field goals in program history this year and he is the only Warrior to hit six 40-yard field goals in a career. Having hit 10-of-15 field goals this season, Fisher is the first Warrior in program history to hit 10 field goals in back-to-back years after hitting 13-of-18 as a sophomore.